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Late 2016 and early 2017 DEALS – For a complete listing, please visit PublishersMarketplace.

MARCH 2017

-MIDDLE GRADE: Longtime Paddington Bear artist R.W. Alley to illustrate Michael Bond’s PADDINGTON’S FINEST HOUR, starring the beloved classic bear from Darkest Peru, now a major movie star, in which Paddington finds himself in trouble once more, suffering a run-in with the police and starring in a cooking show, to Judith Brinsford at Harper Children’s UK, for publication in fall 2017, by Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Management on behalf of the illustrator (world).

FEBRUARY 2017

-FOREIGN: Dutch rights to Kallie George’s WINGS OF OLYMPUS part I and II, to Carine van Wijk at Gottmer, in a pre-empt, by Neeltje Smitskamp at Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency on behalf of Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management.

-FOREIGN: Serbian rights to Morgan Matson’s THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING, to Publik Praktikum, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

-MIDDLE GRADE: Ann Dee Ellis’s THE WILD PLACE, following a 12-year-old, who after reconnecting with her maternal grandmother discovers she is a descendant of Etta Place, mistress of the Sundance Kid, and finds herself on a journey to unearth long-lost outlaw treasure, to Namrata Tripathi at Dial, for publication in Spring 2019, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (World English).

JANUARY 2017

-FOREIGN: German rights to Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to Hanser, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily Van Beek, in association with the Thomas Schlueck Agency.

-PICTURE BOOK: Mark Twain’s never-before-published THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, with Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, to Frances Gilbert at Random House Children’s, by Tina Wexler at ICM for the Mark Twain House & Museum, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr. for the author/illustrator team.

-FOREIGN: Polish rights to Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s ASHES TO ASHES, to Wydawnictwo JK, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Graal.

-PICTURE BOOK: Pixar animator Mike Wu’s ELLIE IN COLOR and ELLIE’S NEW FRIEND, following the further adventures of an artistic elephant as she paints her way towards a masterpiece and befriends a talented baby panda, to Rotem Moscovich at Disney-Hyperion, for publication in Fall 2018 and Summer 2019 respectively, by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management (World English).

-PICTURE BOOK: Annie Sylvestro’s THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHO LOVED TRAINS, the tale of a train-loving tree who, with the help of a little holiday magic, learns to love much more, illustrated by Paola Zakimi, to Tamar Mays at Harper Children’s, for publication in Fall 2018, by Liza Voges at Eden Street for the author and Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management for the illustrator.

-YOUNG ADULT: NO SAINTS IN KANSAS author Amy Brashear’s THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE MAKING OF THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION, following the lives of several teens in Reagan-era Arkansas, when a film crew invades their small town to film a movie about a nuclear disaster, to Daniel Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen, for publication in Fall 2018, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (World English).

-FOREIGN: Italian rights to SKUNKED! and COUNTING SHEEP Jacqueline Kelly’s chapter book series, to Salani, by Vanessa Maus at Berla & Griffini, in association with Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management, on behalf of Marcy Posner.

-FOREIGN: Russian rights to Morgan Matson’s AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR, SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE, and SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to AST, at auction, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

-FOREIGN: Portuguese rights in Portugal to Jenny Han’s THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY, IT’S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT YOU, and ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to 2020 Editora, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with International Editors’.

DECEMBER 2016

-FOREIGN: Dutch rights to Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to Moon, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Neeltje Smitskamp at the Marianne Schoenbach Literary Agency.

-FOREIGN: Morgan Matson’s next two untitled YA novels, to Jane Griffiths at Simon & Schuster UK Children’s, by Alex Webb at Rights People on behalf of Molly Jaffa and Melissa Sarver at Folio Jr.

-FOREIGN: Kim Culbertson’s THE WONDER OF US, to Gill Evans at Walker UK, by Alex Webb at Rights People on behalf of Melissa Sarver and Molly Jaffa at Folio Jr.

-FOREIGN: Complex Chinese rights to Kate Beasley’s GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS, to Rye Field, by Clare Chi at The Grayhawk Agency, on behalf of Molly Jaffa and Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management.

NOVEMBER 2016

-FOREIGN: French rights to Don Zolidis’ THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, to La Martiniere, at auction, by Catherine Lapautre at Michelle Lapautre Agency, in association with Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management, on behalf of John Cusick.

-FOREIGN: German rights to Don Zolidis’s THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, to Kristin Neugebauer at Dressler, at auction, by Friederike Belder at Thomas Schlueck Agency, in association with Melissa Sarver White and Folio Literary Management, on behalf of John Cusick.

-FOREIGN: Slovak rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, and ALWAYS AND FOREVER LARA JEAN, to Albatros Media, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

OCTOBER 2016

-FOREIGN: Russian rights to Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to AST, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

-MIDDLE GRADE: Children’s book adaptation of sports icon and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s COACH WOODEN AND ME, about his 50 years of friendship with – and the life lessons he learned from legendary college basketball coach John Wooden, to Farrin Jacobs at Little, Brown Children’s, in a good deal, by Frank Weimann at Folio Literary Management (World).

-FOREIGN: Portuguese rights in Brazil to Don Zolidis’s THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, to Ana Lima at Galera, in a pre-empt, by Joao Paulo Riff at Riff Agency, in association with Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management on behalf of John Cusick.

-YOUNG ADULT: Don Zolidis’s THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, a humorous coming-of-age story set in 1994 Wisconsin, chronicling the on-again-off-again relationship of two people, who come to understand each other better through multiple disastrous breakups, to Laura Schreiber at Disney-Hyperion, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (NA).

-YOUNG ADULT: MacDowell Colony Fellow and Syracuse MFA graduate Kit Frick’s SEE ALL THE STARS, pitched as in the tradition of E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver, and Kara Thomas, a YA debut about the thrills of first love, the pain of betrayal, and the complexities of female friendship, in which an 18-year-old must navigate her last year of high school in the wake of a mysterious accident for which she’s been blamed, to Ruta Rimas at Margaret K. McElderry Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2018, by Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management (World English).

-FOREIGN: French rights to SKUNKED! and COUNTING SHEEP, Jacqueline Kelly’s chapter book series, to L’Ecole des loisirs, by Catherine Lapautre at Michelle Lapautre Agency, in association with Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management, on behalf of Marcy Posner.

-FOREIGN: Italian rights to Don Zolidis’s THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, to Pico Floridi at Il Castoro, in a pre-empt, by Vanessa Maus at Berla & Griffini, in association with Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Mangement, on behalf of John Cusick.

-FOREIGN: Czech rights to Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to Albatros Media, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

-FOREIGN:Hungarian rights to Jenny Han’s P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU and ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to Konyvmolykepzo, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

SEPTEMBER 2016

-PICTURE BOOK: Creators of the Caldecott Medal winning A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE, Philip Stead and Erin Stead’s MUSIC FOR MISTER MOON, about a wistful young cellist named who longs to play in solitude until she meets the Moon, buys him a hat, and plays music just for him, to Neal Porter at Neal Porter Books, for publication in fall 2018, by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management.

-FOREIGN: Japanese rights to Michelle Cuevas’ CONFESSIONS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND, to Shogakukan, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Tuttle-Mori.

-FOREIGN: Simplified Chinese rights to Kallie George’s MAGICAL ANIMAL ADOPTION AGENCY Books #1-3, to Citic, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Clare Chi at The Grayhawk Agency.

-FOREIGN: World Spanish rights to Morgan Matson’s SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, to La Galera, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Jennifer Hoge at International Editors’.

-FOREIGN: Polish rights to Siobhan Vivian’s THE LIST, to Wydawnictwo JK, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Justyna Pelaska at Graal.

-YOUNG ADULT: Author of THE GIRL WHO FELL and contributor to the forthcoming YA anthology WELCOME HOME, Shannon Parker’s THE RATTLED BONES, pitched as a YA Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, about a 17-year-old female Maine lobster boat captain who begins to see a mysterious girl haunting the shores of an abandoned island, again to Nicole Ellul at Simon Pulse, for publication in August 2017, by Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management (World English).

-FOREIGN: Kim Culbertson’s THE WONDER OF US, to Gill Evans at Walker UK, by Alex Webb at Rights People, on behalf of Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management.

-YOUNG ADULT: A MAD, WICKED FOLLY and THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID author Sharon Biggs Waller’s GIRLS ON THE VERGE, when a 17-year-old discovers she can’t obtain an abortion anywhere near her small hometown, she sets off on a road trip of self-discovery in this coming-of-age story pitched as Going Bovine meets Thelma and Louise, to Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster Children’s, for publication in Spring 2018, by John Cusick atFolio Literary Management (World English).

-PICTURE BOOK: Chana Stiefel’s WAKAWAKALOCH, no one can pronounce cave girl Wakawakaloch’s name (why can’t she have something easy to pronounce like her friends Oog and Boog?), in this story with a positive message about family and tradition; with artwork by Mary Sullivan, to Kate O’Sullivan at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, for publication in Spring 2019, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management for the author and byJustin Rucker at Shannon Associates for the artist (World).

AUGUST 2016

-YOUNG ADULT: Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner’s STARWORLD, which follows two very different high school girls with painful home lives who fall into an intense text-message-based friendship built around an imaginary world, only to have that safe place compromised as their real lives unravel and one falls in love with the other, to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Jr. for Garner and Alexandra Machinist at ICM for Coulthurst (World English).

-PICTURE BOOK: Meg Fleming’s READY, SET, SAIL!, a lively sailing adventure that will propel the reader into salt and waves, freedom and adventure, illustrated by Luke Flowers, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management on behalf of the author (World).

-YOUNG ADULT: Christian McKay Heidicker’s THROW YOUR ARM ACROSS YOUR EYES AND SCREAM, pitched as Pleasantville meets Cloverfield, following the 15-year-old daughter of the woman who was carried to the top of the Empire State Building by King Kong, in a world where the horrors of 1940s and 50s sci-fi movies are everyday occurrences, to Christian Trimmer at Simon & Schuster Children’s, for publication in Summer 2018, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (World).

-AUDIO: Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, the conclusion to her To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, in which a girl finds she can’t ignore life’s big decisions as her senior year draws to a close and she wonders¯when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to, to Melanie Donovan at Recorded Books, by Annie Hwang at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek.

-PICTURE BOOK: Author of THE MAGICAL ANIMAL ADOPTION AGENCY series Kallie George’s THE DOLL HOSPITAL, illustrated by author and illustrator of HOW TO GROW A FRIEND and illustrator of the Empowerment series Sara Gillingham, the story of wounded dolls and stuffed animals and the amazing doctor who fixes them, to Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum, by Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Management for George and Amy Rennert of The Amy Rennert Agency for Gillingham (World English).

JULY 2016

-YA: Courtney Alameda and Valynne Maetani’s SEVEN DEAD GODS, a contemporary fantasy set in Japan, about a Shinto temple priestess who must seek the aid of seven demons in order to protect her village and the world from an ancient evil, pitched as Daughter of Smoke and Bone meets Akira Kurosawa, to Alexandra Cooper at Harper Children’s, in a significant deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2018, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (NA).

-YA: Sajidah Kutty’s SAINTS, MISFITS, MONSTER AND MAYHEM, following a 15-year-old daughter of the only divorced mother at the mosque, as she examines her Muslim faith and relationships in the wake of an assault, to Zareen Jaffery at Salaam Reads, in a preempt, for publication in Summer 2017, by John Cusick at Folio Literary Management (World).

-PICTURE BOOK: NYT bestselling author and paper engineer Matthew Reinhart’s next three pop-up creations, PIXAR: A POP-UP HISTORY, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and THE HISTORY OF MICKEY MOUSE, to Wendy Lefkon and Alexis Banyon at Disney, in a significant deal, for publication beginning in fall 2017, in a three-book deal, by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management (World).

-FOREIGN: Serbian rights to Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, to Urban Reads, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management on behalf of Emily van Beek, in association with Prava I Prevodi.

-YA: Paula Garner’s RELATIVE STRANGERS, in which a teen discovers that she spent her early childhood in foster care, and sets out to reconnect with that family, only to develop feelings for her former foster brother, again to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick, by Molly Jaffa at Folio Literary Management.

-FOREIGN: Jenny Han’s ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN, to Genevieve Herr at Scholastic UK, by Alex Webb at Rights People on behalf of Molly Jaffa and Emily Van Beek at Folio Jr.